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English definition of “his”

his

determiner uk     strong /hɪz/ weak /ɪz/ us  

his determiner (MALE)

A1 belonging to or connected with a man, boy, or male animal that has just been mentioned or is known about: "Jo's got a new boyfriend." "Oh really? What's his name?" The bull tossed his horns.formal Did Chris tell you about his winning some money in the lottery?Possessive forms

his determiner (FEMALE/MALE)

belonging to or connected with a person or animal that has just been mentioned and whose sex is not known or not considered to be important: Anyone who drives his car at 100 miles an hour is asking for trouble. What a cute dog! What's his name? Note: Many people prefer to use their, and this can sometimes mean changing other words in the sentence. Its can be used for animals.Possessive forms

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